Hugo DemartiniBorn July 11 1931, Prague
Died September 15 2010, Sumrakov (Studená)
In the 1960s, Hugo Demartini significantly contributed not only to form the Czech informal and neoconstructive art but also to the initial phase of land art and action art. He radically changed the form of sculpture. At the turn of the 1960s, he abandoned the realistic depiction of a figure and, instead of dealing with the volume, as was traditional, he focused on the area. He experimented with methods which were not typical for sculptors until he arrived at abstract forms, geometry, rational organization, strict order, and also later at the discredited element of coincidence.
sculpture, neo-constructivism, action art, land art, performance